December 2011 E-Edition UPDATE

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In this, our last E-Edition of Database Trends and Applications for 2011, we're taking a look back at some of the most widely read articles of the past year. These articles cover a range of topics. Some provide an examination of just-emerging or quickly evolving technologies, others highlight best practices in a specific discipline, while others comment on trends observed by industry experts. If you missed one earlier in the year, here's your second chance. All DBTA E-Editions are archived by month on the DBTA website.  

Best wishes to all our readers for a happy holiday season and a successful new year - from the staff of DBTA

Database Elaborations: Date-Driven Development by Todd Schraml

Notes on NoSQL: Graph Databases and the Value They Provide by Guy Harrison

SQL Server Drill Down: 2012 Might Really Be the End of the World as We Know It by Kevin Kline

DBA Corner: The Importance of Database Design Reviews by Craig S. Mullins

Applications Insight: Collective Intelligence Outsmarts Artificial Intelligence by Guy Harrison

NoSQL Option: Triplestore Databases by Dr. Jans Aasman 

As Unstructured Data Swells the Big Data Reservoir, the "Post-Relational" Era Arrives by Thomas J. Wilson

Informix 11.7 Flexible Grid Provides a Different Way of Looking at Database Servers by Nicholas Geib 

Industry Leader Q&A with Oracle's Tim Shetler - The Oracle Exadata Database Machine Explained by Joyce Wells